DiMarzio Evolution 7 Bridge Pickup
The basic characteristics of the 6-string Evolution® Bridge model sound like a perfect description for a 7-string lead pickup: power, attack and presence. Combining the basic Evolution® design with Virtual Vintage® technology results in a 7-string pickup possessing crunching lows and intense highs. The output of the Evolution® 7 is concentrated towards the upper mids and treble, so there’s a lot of cutting power, and the low end stays hot and clear.
Making a 7-string version of a pre-existing 6-string pickup is not a simple matter of copying specs. Particularly with a high-output pickup, it's important that the low “B' string doesn't get muddy-sounding. We made the coils on the Evolution® 7 brighter sounding than the 6-string version to make sure this doesn't happen. We then used some of the same technology that went into the Virtual Vintage® design to warm up the sound of the high strings without affecting the low “B”. The bass strings have a lot of clean power and the high strings cut through without sounding thin.
WHY SO CHEAP?
This pickup has unfortunately been subjected to damp - not submerged but it's been in a damp environment. It is however fully working, the DC resistance measures xxxxx which shows that the windings are in good condition. These are copper anyway so relatively unaffected by damp. The external look of the pickup is good, a little discolouration and a bit of rust on two of the seven pole pieces. We cleaned these up with WD40 so the look of the pickup is quite reasonable. The packaging / box is also a little shoddy but who cares about that once the pickup is fitted and working - it's going in the bin!!
As always, your statutory rights are unaffected as for any other purchase. If for any reason it doesn't work, send it back and we'll give you a full refund.